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How Much Acyclovir Costs at CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart: November 2019

Prices of acyclovir at CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart in November 2019 were unchanged from their previous levels, ranging from a low of $5.23 to a high of $6.45. However, prices at eDrugstore.com are even lower and include a number of added-value services.

The prices for acyclovir, a powerful antiviral medication, held steady at CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart in November 2019. November prices were unchanged from their levels in September and October at CVS and Walgreens and unchanged from July levels at Walmart.

Acyclovir, also sold under the brand names Sitavig and Zovirax, is prescribed to treat outbreaks of cold sores, genital herpes, and shingles that are caused by members of the herpes family of viruses. Cold sores are most often attributed to herpes simplex 1, while genital herpes is associated with the herpes simplex virus 2.

Herpes Zoster Causes Shingles

Shingles, which occurs most often in adults who are 50 or over, is caused by herpes zoster, which is the name attached to an adult-onset reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus that causes chickenpox in childhood.

No virus in the herpes family has a cure, which means that once you contract one of these viruses, it will remain in your body for life. The viruses do alternate between active and dormant phases, and during the latter, they take up residence in nerve cells.

How Acyclovir Works

By sharply restricting the ability of viral cells to multiply, which typically happens during an active phase, acyclovir can reduce the severity of outbreaks as well as the overall number of outbreaks.

Acyclovir’s price at CVS in November was $6.26 per 400-milligram tablet, the same as it was in September and October. Walgreens price for the drug held steady at $6.45, also the same price as in September and October. Walmart’s price of $5.23 for a 400-milligram tablet of acyclovir was the same as it was in July, August, September, and October.

Online Price Even Lower

With a price of $2.09 for a 400-milligram tablet of acyclovir, eDrugstore.com, a longtime online prescription drug service, had the lowest price for the drug in Secure Medical’s monthly review of prescription drug prices.

Making eDrugstore an even more attractive source for the antiviral medication is its host of added-value services that are built into its prices. By ordering your acyclovir from eDrugstore, you’ll avoid the bothersome travel to and from the local drugstore and will also save any time that you might have to spend waiting for the prescription to be filled.

Complimentary Online Consultations

If you don’t yet have a doctor’s prescription for acyclovir and are finding it difficult to fit one into your busy schedule, eDrugstore has a handy solution for you. It offers complimentary online consultations with licensed U.S. physicians who can authorize a prescription if appropriate.

If you do decide to place an order, eDrugstore staffers will fill it promptly, package it discreetly, and ship it off free of charge to the destination of your choice. If this is your initial order, a complimentary pill-splitter will be enclosed.

If the convenience and services offered by eDrugstore sound appealing to you, pay a visit to its Sexual Health page to learn more.

Don Amerman has spent more than three decades in the business of writing and editing. During the last 15 years, his focus has been on freelance writing. For almost all of his writing, He has done all of his own research, both online and off, including telephone and face-to-face interviews where possible. Don Amerman on Google+